Scraped Knee Salve
If you have or have had a toddler then you know summers mean lots of scraped knees and "skeeter" bites! We have been reaching for the bandages like crazy lately. Tad got a new bike for his birthday back in April, and I am so happy that we have a sidewalk around the farmhouse for him to use it on. That also means when we have a tumble, we get a little bruised up. This salve is a great way to heal up those scrapes and kill the pain. Did you know that cloves are an amazing pain killer? I love using them in my cold sore salve, but they also work for other minor injuries. I put clove essential oil into this salve just for that reason - so whenever we have a tumble, we can get right back up and keep moving.
Ingredients + Recipe |
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp beeswax
- 1/4 cup Vitamin E oil
- 1/4 cup shea butter
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops melaleuca essential oil (tea tree)
- 5 drops rosemary essential oik
- 5 drops clove essential oil
- In a double boiler, melt the beeswax, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and shea butter. Stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until blended well together.
- Remove the oil and beeswax combination from heat and drop in the essential oils. Make sure this is done when the oils are no longer being heated as you do not want to lose the beneficial properties of the essential oils.
- Once combined, pour slowly into your preferred vessel. I like using these screw cap tins for salves and balms, but a glass jar can work well, too. This recipe filled five 2 ounce tins.
- Let sit in a cool place out of the sun to harden, about 1 hour. The balm should be nice and creamy with a satin finish!
- Use as needed for scrapes, minor burns, scratches, and bug bites. Cover with a band-aid if desired but it is not necessary.
This recipe is really similar to my All-Purpose Healing Salve, but it uses more concentrated essential oils and does not include honey. I find that the healing salve can be really sticky, which I did not want. I would compare this salve even closer to the consistency of a Neosporin-type product, and it feels great! I hope you enjoy.
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